COVID DIARY: DAY 24 Missi Roti

Posting a little later than usual today on account of some serious heartburn. That’s possibly down to all the fine foods I consumed this evening. It started with my wife making missi roti, something that her grandma used to make for her when she was a kid. It’s a blend of gram flour and chapatti […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 21

The lockdown continues. The UK government has decided that it is still too soon to ease up on the lockdown and risk another spike in infections. Three weeks so far in isolation. It’s been a fairly boring day. I spent an hour working out. Yoga with Adriene and then Tai Chi with Jet Li (yes, […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 20

How do you make a scene more sad? A question my daughter asked me today. There’s three ways of going about it. The first is to create a sombre situation. Boring! Next is creating an atmosphere that amplifies what is happening in the scene. Overcast skies, maybe a little rain. Wind blowing mournfully through the […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 19

19 days in self-isolation. I once again dreamt that I had long hair, but of course I don’t because I started to go bold when I was in my late 20s. Is losing your hair like losing a limb? Is my dream hair a ghost limb? I made breakfast as usual (pictured), Curried Okra Omelette […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 18

Yes. They look yummy. They did for a whole five minutes before we demolished them. We didn’t even wait for them to cool. I was thinking of doing some work, but then decided to watch TV instead. I was going to work out, but decided to play PlayStation instead. However, what I didn’t do is […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 17

Thus ends the week of the potato. It started with curried aloo matar. Then came the jacket potatoes and battered cod. Next was the day of roast chicken with potato wedges. Finally, the week has come to a close with Hassleback Potatoes served with tuna mayo, sweetcorn and chopped cucumbers. Hopefully, we’re back to plain […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 16

I almost forgot to post today. It’s been a lazy day. Got up at 7.50am and made some hot chocolate for the kids. A few hours later (11ish) I made pancakes from a mixture my missus made the night before. I served them up with a strawberry compote. After afternoon prayers I jumped on Division […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 15

I count David Farland as one of my teachers. I’ve never met the man in person, nor spoken to him on the phone or via video call. I have corresponded with him by email though. I even helped with a little research for one of his books, which I later test read too. However, the […]

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